CADDManager on February 23rd, 2010

The Options Dialog box can be your friend or your enemy. Depending on how you set it up, it can enhance your productivity or it can squelch it. It can be overwhelming too.  Why are there so many choices?  What is all that stuff in there and how does it apply to my work flow? [...]

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CADDManager on February 23rd, 2010

When you open the Options Dialog, the first Tab, moving from left to right, is the Files section. Support File Search Path First and foremost is where AutoCAD will look for support files that it needs to get the job done.  You can get into trouble by adding too many or not adding enough to [...]

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CADDManager on February 23rd, 2010

Customization Files under the Files Tab allows you to do the following: Main Customization File Specifies the default location of the main customization file (acad.cuix). The CUIx file is a file that contains multiple XML-based files and custom image files. You modify a customization file through the Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor. CUIx files replace [...]

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CADDManager on February 23rd, 2010

Continuing the march through the Options Dialog box… Help and Miscellaneous File Names Help File Specifies the location of the Help file. – don’t change this Default Internet Location Specifies the default Internet location used by both the BROWSER command and the Browse the Web button on the Web toolbar. Type in Browser and hit [...]

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CADDManager on February 23rd, 2010

I asked what was on your list of focuses in 2010, then I compared the results to the 2009 survey on the same topic.   Here is what I found… The concept was to allow only two choices from the list as the ones that they would focus on in 2010. The top issue remains CAD [...]

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CADDManager on February 17th, 2010

Here is the AutoCAD LT 2010 Release Comparison Matrix  from the Autodesk website – what features were added into what release. You can get the list here

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CADDManager on February 16th, 2010

Here is a list of the commands that are in AutoCAD 2007 thru 2010 and when they were introduced. You can see the list here

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CADDManager on February 15th, 2010

Here is the 2010 Comparison Matrix between AutoCAD and LT that I found on the Autodesk website You can see the list here

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CADDManager on February 11th, 2010

Double click on a PDF Underlay and you get the Ribbon to display the PDF Underlay functions. You can set Contrast and Fade with slider. Choose to set display to monochrome. Create and remove clipping boundaries. Show or not show the Underlay with a toggle Enable Snapping Adjust XREF info and Edit the Layer displayed. [...]

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